Invest. Ignite. Inspire.

As we plan for the next half-century, Carteret Community College is excited to present the Invest Ignite Inspire capital campaign. Phase I of the campaign will enhance the facilities, programs and equipment for Marine Trades & Aquaculture, STEM education, Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center, Health Sciences, and a new Big Rock Career Center while creating a collegiate campus environment.



To find out how to actively participate in the Invest Ignite Inspire campaign, please contact the foundation at (252) 222-6262 or reashb@carteret.edu  or Donate Now Online!

Big Rock Career Center

Campaign Priorities & Goals – Campaign Goal: $11,606,949

$300,600 – Aquaculture & Marine Trades
$60,448 – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)
$9,462,665 – Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center
$635,660 – Health Simulation Equipment
$537,000 – Exterior Campus Improvements & Educational Walking Trail
$610,576 – Career Center

Campaign Commitments Secured – $11,213,014

$2,674,685 – Connect NC Bond Referendum – Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center
$2,178,620 – CC Board of Commissioners Matching Funds – Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center
$101,050 – Carteret Community College Planning Funds
$200,000 – Golden Leaf Foundation – Equipment (Culinary & Hospitality Arts Center)
$145,776 – Foundation Unrestricted (Career Center Property)
$504,744 – Carteret CC Land – Existing Culinary Building
$175,000 – County Funds (Career Center Property Renovations)
$5,233,139 – Private Donations To-Date, Carteret CC Foundation Support and State Funding Support

Naming Opportunities

The Invest Ignite Inspire capital campaign is a three-year effort to establish a strong foundation for the college’s next 50 years. Naming Opportunities are available across campus, to learn more contact Brenda Reash, Executive Director (252) 222-6262 or reashb@carteret.edu. Donors that contribute $2,000 or more will be listed on the donor wall in the new building.

Naming Flyer – updated 02.2022

Educational Shoreline Walking Trail

Since 1963, Carteret Community College has served Carteret County well. In recent years our campus has fallen behind. As we continue to upgrade our current buildings and add new buildings, we want to add an Educational Nature Trail that will circle our campus and invite public use and enjoyment of our beautiful location.

The trail will provide a safe place for our community to exercise, walk or bike, encouraging a healthier lifestyle. Landscaping around the trail will incorporate rain gardens and educational kiosks and signage providing information on program activities in the Aquaculture Technology Program, Horticulture Technology Program, and others. The trail will have designated areas for launching kayaks and paddleboards.

In addition to the habitat and water quality functions provided by the restored and stabilized shoreline, the site will provide an opportunity for the demonstration of an alternative shoreline stabilization technique. This demonstration is a valuable tool in educating property owners, regulatory agencies, legislators and other decision-makers about the benefits of efficacy of living shorelines in coastal North Carolina.

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